Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Flying

Hi, we have only taken our 7-year old autistic son on an aeroplane once for a 1-hour flight to Scotland. It went quite well and we were so proud of him. This year, we are...

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Recommended Screenings

Hi, I have a 13 yo son (14 in July). Through this circle, I am confident that what he's dealt with all along is high functioning autism - asperger's or another version (since...

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i need help!!!!!!!!

ok so i have 3 kids, a 7 year old a 3 year old and a 2 year old, my 3 year old has done nothing and i really do meen nothing but screem from the day he was born (after resus) i...

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Help please

my son can become very aggressive at times. He pinches, bites, and is now learned to hit. He does this when he is very mad. I have tried almost everything to stop this...

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grandparents

My 3 year old is high functioning aspergers. His grandparents are having a hard time dealing with all of this and pretty much just ignore him as a result. They seem to think...

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Should I be worried?

Hello everyone I am new to this group and have some concerns. I am worried about my 3 yr old son and wondering if anyone may know if there is something wrong with him and if i...

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how do I make a huge change?

I have 7 children one with ADHD / with anger management issuesand who has major trouble with any small change. I found out yesterday that because of some major financial trouble...

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Tv in child's room

I was just wondering what your thoughts are on putting a tv in my 6 year old autistic son's room. I was completely against it, but I'm starting to consider it just to have some...

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Thymerasol (Spelling???)

I was listening to one of my training calls yesterday about autism and how to better share our products (Discovery Toys) with families with autistic children. One of the...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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9 year old boy with PDD/PTSD

My son was diagnosed with P D.D. anxiety nos, explosive disorder and PTSD. I left his Dad in 2010. He was mentally and physically abusive. I thought with treatment and all the...

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Need Advice

I'm trying to find new ways to stay from stressing out. What do you other Autism Mom's do? Any tips?

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my 6 year old son wont sleep

my son is 6 years old and was recently diagnosed with autism he's on 70 milligrams of trazodone and still does not sleephe also is at the point where he's kicking and hitting...

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I feel so broken

I am reaching out to talk to a mother of a Aurtisic child/children I am a mother of 4 beautiful kids, my 15 yrs old daignosed with severe depression,14 yrs old, which is my only...

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Please help

Hi my 3 year old doesn't speak he says 5-10 words at most he doesn't enjoy playing with children except his brother (if he is alone with other children he will walk away n play...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...